Prepubertal Children With Growth Failure Associated With Primary Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) Deficiency

2014-08-27 03:52:43 | BioPortfolio


This study is intended to determine whether twice daily weight based dosing with recombinant human insulin-like growth factor (rhIGF-1) will safely and effectively increase the growth of prepubertal children with short stature associated with low IGF-1 levels but who produce sufficient growth hormone (GH). Subjects will be randomized to either an observation arm or to active treatment.


Prepubertal growth failure associated with primary IGF-1 deficiency (IGFD). Primary IGFD is a term that has been used to describe patients with intrinsic cellular defects in GH action. In this protocol, primary IGFD is defined as short stature (height standard deviation score[SDS]<-2 below the mean for age and gender), low serum IGF-1 (IGF-1 SDS <-2 below the mean for age and gender), and levels of growth hormone (GH) that are normal (≥7ng/mL) after a GH stimulation test. Primary IGFD is believed to result from a lower than normal ability to produce IGF-1 when exposed to normal levels of GH, i.e., a type of GH insensitivity or GH resistance.

This trial is one year, randomized, open label, observation-controlled, parallel-dose comparison efficacy and safety study conducted in approximately 40 centers across the United States.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Growth Disorders


rhIGF-1 (mecasermin, Tercica, Inc.)


Tercica, Inc.
United States





Results (where available)

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